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  1. ask to obtain free, as of money Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. call upon in supplication; entreat; "I beg you to stop!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently; "Henry IV solcited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. begging The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently; "Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. ask to obtain free; "beg money and food" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. A title of honor in Turkey and in some other parts of the East; a bey. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate for; to beseech. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To ask for as a charity, esp. to ask for habitually or from house to house. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To make petition to; to entreat; as, to beg a person to grant a favor. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To take for granted; to assume without proof. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To ask to be appointed guardian for, or to ask to have a guardian appointed for. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To ask alms or charity, especially to ask habitually by the wayside or from house to house; to live by asking alms. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To ask in charity; ask for earnestly; beseech; entreat with humility; ask as a favor; to practice asking for alms. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Begged. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To ask alms or charity: to live by asking alms. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To ask earnestly: to beseech: to take for granted:-pr.p. begging; pa.p. begged'. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To ask alms. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To entreat; beseech. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To ask pleadingly; entreat; supplicate; beseech; ask alms. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. The governor of a town or district, more particularly the lord of a sanjak, or banner, in Turkey; the prince or king in Tunis. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To ask or supplicate in charity; to ask earnestly; to entreat or beseech; to take for granted. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To practise beggining; to live by asking alms. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To ask earnestly; to beseech; to entreat; to solicit charity; to take for granted; to assume. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. That the poor existed among the Hebrews we have abundant evidence ( Exodus 23:11 ; Deuteronomy 15:11 ), but there is no mention of beggars properly so called in the Old Testament. The poor were provided for by the law of Moses ( Leviticus 19:10 ; Deuteronomy 12:12 ; 14:29 ). It is predicted of the seed of the wicked that they shall be beggars ( Psalms 37:25 ; 109:10 ). In the New Testament we find not seldom mention made of beggars ( Mark 10:46 ; Luke 16:20 Luke 16:21 ; Acts 3:2 ), yet there is no mention of such a class as vagrant beggars, so numerous in the East. "Beggarly," in Galatians 4:9 , means worthless. biblestudytools.com
  26. To solicit alms or charitable aid. The act of a cripple in passing along the sidewalk and silently holding out his hand and receiving money from passers-by is "begging for alms," within the meaning of a statute which uses that phrase. In re Haller, 2 Abb. N. C. (N. Y.) 65. thelawdictionary.org
  27. To ask to be appointed guardiln for, or to aso to havo a guardian appointed for. dictgcide_fs
  28. beg, v.i. to ask alms or charity, esp. habitually (with of, from; for, of the thing asked).--v.t. to ask earnestly: to beseech: to pray: to take for granted what ought to have been proved, esp. in the phrase in logic, 'to beg the question'--the fallacy of the Petitio Principii:--pr.p. beg'ging; pa.p. begged.--n. BEG'GAR, one who begs: one who lives by begging: a mean fellow, a poor fellow--often used with a playful and even affectionate sense.--v.t. to reduce to beggary: to exhaust or impoverish: (fig.) to go beyond the resources of, as of description.--ns. BEG'GARDOM, the fraternity of beggars; BEG'GARLINESS.--adj. BEGGARLY, poor: mean: worthless.--adv. meanly.--ns. BEG'GAR-MY-NEIGH'BOUR, a game at cards which goes on till one of the players has gained all the other's cards; BEG'GARY, extreme poverty.--adv. BEG'GINGLY.--TO BEG OFF, to obtain another's release through entreaty, to seek that one's self may be relieved of some penalty or liability.--TO GO A-BEGGING, to be in want of a purchaser, or of a person to fill it (of a situation, &c.). [The ety. is very obscure; the words beg and beggar first appear in the 13th century, and Dr Murray thinks the most likely derivation is from the O. Fr. begart, begard, and begar (L. beghardus = beghard), or its synonym beguine and derivative verb beguigner, beguiner, to act the beguin. The Beghards or Beguines were a lay mendicant order, and in the 13th century mendicants calling themselves by these names swarmed over Western Europe.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. Ask for (food, money, &c.); (abs.) ask alms; ask (for alms &c.); live by alms; ask earnestly or humbly (thing, for thing, of person, person to do, of person to do, that something may be done); (in formal and courteous phrr.) b. pardon, leave; b. off, get person excused penalty &c.; b. the question, assume the truth of matter in dispute; go (a-) begging (of situations, opportunities, &c.), find no accepter. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. (Also, of dog) squat with forepaws raised expectantly; b. to do, take leave to do, take the liberty of doing, (I b. to differ, enclose, announce, &c.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. A Turkish title of State officers, = prince, chief; not very definitely used. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  32. See Bey. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  33. n. [Turkish] The governor of a town or district in Turkey; a bey. Cabinet Dictionary

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